RAPID CITY, S.D. – I’m in the airport – it’s snowing again – and mulling some things from the Komets’ 4-3 loss Saturday night, which put them down to Rapid City 2-0 in the best-of-five series.
The big thing is this: If the CHL suspends Sean O’Connor for his hit on Ryan Menei, it had better dole out some punishment for Les Reaney, too.
It’s debatable whether O’Connor’s hit, which didn’t draw a penalty, is deserving of suspension for it being a lateral hit or a hit to the head. There is no doubting, however, that Reaney’s hit on O’Connor in the second period was an egregious hit from behind, and it drew a major penalty.
You can’t argue one attempt to injure without including the other.
And here’s a better question: Wouldn’t sitting O’Connor and Reaney help the Komets?